I am 3 weeks post C1-C2 fusion with instrumentation. I have neurofibromatosis. I still cannot bend down, without to pain, to pick something up, I need, at most times, support for my neck when sitting. I am tired of being in pain although I have reduced my pain pills. My work is not very happy with me requesting more time off. I am just wondering if I am being a "big baby" because my work said they knew someone who came back to work 2 weeks post-op. I am still having pain in my shoulders and both my mid and lower back. I ice the sore areas daily. How long will this last? I am tired of feeling like this?
Mary jayne chettiToft-Mar